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  1. Add ?! as an enhanced Property Chainging Coalesce operator

    This is not a new idea, but just a refinement of other like requests.

    The scenario is if any object in a property chain is null, then short circuit the evaluation return null from the chain and allow a possible default.

    eg.
    myObj.Field.ItemList[3].Address.Postcode ?! "0000";

    This I see has less change, overhead and eye fatigue than the other common proposal of ?.

    myObj?.Field?.ItemList?.[3]?.Address?.Postcode ?? "0000";

    This also must allow the following:

    return myObj.Field.ItemList[3].Address.Postcode ?! null;

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WorkItem Alerts

      There should be a simple (and easy to do) option to add/remove multiple aliases to a workitem so that any change/update is notified to all of them by email.

      Any person (with required permissions on the project) should be able to add/remove anyone else to/from the bug.

      I know this cab be done in TFS but navigating to that option requires too many steps. This should appear as a simple textbox on the main page itself. User/group alias should be automatically resolved.
      There is a similar feature in bugzilla and using it is pretty straightforward.

      Requirement comes from the cases…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a team field that is an alternative to area path for limiting the backlog

        Currently a set of area paths can be selected as the scope of a team's backlog. Also an iteration subtree. But if you don't have the luxury of that kind of clear segmentation among teams, the only good alternative is to add your own Team field, and edit the .wit to give it the role area path currently plays now. There are several good articles on the web explaining how to do this. It should be an option in the canned templates.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bring back the old MSDN discussion forums

          I suggest you bring back the previous version of MSDN forums, and not keep trying to patch this new UI (June 2013). The forums in their current state are not salvageable.

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            0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • test explorer

            The new Test Explorer in Visual Studio 2012 is not great and not reliable for visualization. In Visual Studio 2013, please let users choose either Test Explorer or Test List Editor in the menu bar.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Setting for default "filter by solution" state (Visual Studio TFS)

              Any chance to put some setting in visual studios plugin, to enable or disable this setting by default? What I mean is, now every time I'm going into the visual studio's checkin window, I have to hit that button. I would like to decide whether I want for this option to be enabled by default when I go there or not.

              Currenty every time I opne check in I see this:

              https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

              I'd like to have an option I can set, to always see this:

              https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

              sincerely
              Lucas

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a control to the toolbars to edit the conditional compilation variables

                It would be very nice to have a textbox on a toolbar to edit the conditional compilation variables for the active configuration. It is not so friendly have to go to the project Properties to do this every time.

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • include the 'Blocked' field in the Test Case entity.

                  Tasks, PBIs etc all have a 'Blocked' field. We'd like to block Test Cases too.

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                  • Add ability to search for the location of test case within the plan or test tab of MTM (possibly by id)

                    Currently you cannot search for a test case within a plan because it may belong to more than one plan. However, if you want to locate the test case, it would be good to have a search based on the id number (if that is unique) and then locate it within the plan without opening the test case.

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                    • Commited tasks should be moved in current interation

                      When I move task from 'approved' to 'committed' it means I am committing to do it in this iteration. Make it automatically.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • performance of F10 or F11 is very bad...

                        performance of F10 or F11 is very bad...

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Git branches TFS work items

                          Allow git users to associate commits and branches with Team foundation service work items. Right now there is no way to do this.

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Prevent Check in of large files

                            There should be way where users are restricted to check- in large files. Tfs Admin should be able to set the max. size of files that can be checked in.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to NuGet a package with source code

                              Add the ability to download source code with NuGet packages.

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                              • Team Foundation Service File Repository

                                Inside Team Foundation Service it would be nice to have a file repository per project. With many of the project that i work on there are files that are not part of the code or backlog that i would like to store in a centralized location for the team.This would give the devs, project admins and testers access to all the resources they would need through one interface. currently we are using dropbox and this work but decentralizes the project content.

                                Could not find a better category

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                                • Optimize SQL queries generated by LightSwitch

                                  SQL "SELECT" queries generated by LightSwitch are very inefficient. They should be optimized to only include fields and tables used by the current screen.

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                                  • the login info of right-above corner can not hide automacally with mainmenu bar...

                                    the login info of right-above corner can not hide automacally with mainmenu bar...

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allowing users to build mobile apps and debug in mobile

                                      MobileTemplates are included in VS2012, it is good to have executing & debugging in mobile while developing the application ,if the mobile is connected. this speeds up development process in mobile app development and we can test the app in mobile while we are in development stage.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Recreate or add suo files manually

                                        Sometimes visual studio losting suo files, it's doesn't load last files currently. always opening same files. Vs need fix, repair for suo and sln files.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Publish changed files only like svn

                                          When we publish a website visual studio copying all of the files. VS need publish changed or added files only. We have to choose dll + changed files only. This is also problem for ftp publish. If we try ftp publish visual studio trying to upload all files.

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